While the wait for watching ‘Raavan’ is just 2 hours for me, for my sister, it is going to be two long weeks! With all her thoughts only on ‘Raavan’, here is how she thinks Raavan would be:
The lights go off. The film certificate appears. Mani’s shortest ever we think, seeing the number of reels. Screen goes black. We hear the sound of the waterfall. Big Pictures, followed by Madras talkies, written in red. The theme music of Raavan plays, adding to the sound of the waterfall, the sound of crickets, the sound of the forest. The name Raavan appears, smeared in blood. The crowd shrieks. A Mani Ratnam Film. The music builds up as the titles appear. In those two minutes, you are taken into the mood of Raavan. The titles end with Mani Ratnam. Abhishek on top of the cliff. Beera song starts. The clean jump into the water looks even more stunning on the big screen. Beera’s character as a wild tameless guy is shown. Him roaming around in the forests, beating up people, riding on his motorbike, exploring the caves and so on. The song ends with Beera encountering Dev with his wife, on the very first day they enter Beera’s area. Beera is enamored by Ragini’s beauty. Dev marks his target. Dev and Ragini enter their new home. Flashback. Their falling in love and getting married. Khili Re song. Dev begins his Operation Beera. Kata Kata song. Beera and his people are happy, celebrating the wedding. By the end of the song, Dev strikes, giving a strong blow to Beera, not just physically. Beera is looking for revenge. Ragini urges Dev to show her around the forests, despite Dev’s warning that it’s more scary than romantic as she expects it to be. Ragini and Dev set out. Dev gets an urgent phone call (which we later discover is a fake call by Beera). He urges Ragini not to go anywhere and stay where she was, till he came back. But Ragini goes out to the waterfall and, by a freak accident, falls down, sliding on the rocks, deep into the water. Interval.
Of course, the movie will be completely different from what you have ever imagined 😉